The 12th Men’s U19 WFC will be held in Frederikshavn, Denmark from 26th — 30th August 2023. Nine teams have direct qualification based on the results from the Men’s U19 WFC 2021, while the remaining seven teams will be decided by regional qualifications in Europe, Asia-Oceania, and the Americas. USA and Canada will play for the spot in the final round on 2nd — 3rd September 2022 in Draper, Salt Lake City, USA.

USA

Short description of your team and aims at the MU19 WFCQ 2023?

The United States brings one of their strongest Men’s U19 teams ever to this WFCQ. With a focus on player development that goes back to the WFC 2019 in Halifax, the US has pushed development teams of young men to every major tournament in the US. As a result, this team has played more together than any American national team has before, at any level.

Players to watch

Rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Photo of Landon VanPattenLandon VanPatten is only 15, but has been playing with the top club in the United States (North Texas) for two years. He is technically proficient and is a consistent playmaker at the highest level of US floorball.

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Photo of Isak KeltyIsak Kelty makes his international debut as an aggressive, tough defender. He was captain for the last MU19 tournament team that competed at the Texas Open in May in Fort Worth, Texas. He personifies the extra effort that this team brings to the table.

 

Most skilful player?

Photo of Maximus BlancoMaximus Blanco has represented the United States at both the Men’s and Men’s U19 level in international competition. With his recent performance and goal at the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, he brings the US team to an entirely new level.

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best and why?

Photo of Ryan FolicOne of our best US ambassador players is Ryan Folic. He is a great sportsman who is skilled and yet humble. He plays for the sheer love of the game and works hard every shift.

 

 

Canada

Short description of your team and aims at the MU19 WFCQ 2023?

Canada returns to the MU19 stage for the first time since defeating the USA in the 11th place game at the 2019 Worlds in Halifax. The team was not able to compete in the 2021 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. National team player Matt Smith makes his 3rd apperance as coach and looks to lead a young and hungry squad to victory.

Players to watch

Rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Photo of Harrison SeamanHarrison Seaman #53 – a top D and the oldest member of the team, looks to make an impact in his first event wearing the maple leaf.

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Photo of Noah MorganNoah Morgan #19 – hardest worker both on the court and in the gym, leads by example following in the footsteps of his older brother Ethan who played for Canada at the 2019 Worlds in Halifax.

 

Most skilful player?

Photo of Reuben LjungbergReuben Ljungberg #74 – the only player on the team that trains/lives in Europe, had 2 goals and 2 assists in 7 games playing for the Canada Selects in the Texas Open in April.

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best and why?

Photo of Justin KnightJustin Knight #13 – has been playing against members of Canada’s national team for more than a year, never gets upset when he makes a mistake and is always looking to learn and ask questions.

 

 

  • The information here is provided by the teams and modified by the IFF. 

Match schedule and more information on U19 WFCQ 2023 event page.

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